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Homemade rain stick. Lots of screws in a PVC pipe, then fill with unpopped popcorn.

Lots of homemade instruments on this site

I've been wanting to try making one of these for so long! A parent of a child I once taught told me how to make a rain stick (or rain maker) while we were doing a project about the rainforest. It is so easy!

Fun timers for the classroom….what a helpful classroom management tool!

Set up classroom transitions to music that happen automatically. Keeps you on time while also providing fun transitions for students!

Energizers! - Popcorn's in the Popper - I would have half the class be popcorn, then switch.

Classroom Freebies

How to Make a PVC Pipe Xylophone Instrument - Play real songs on this, and the sound is really neat.

Directions for a boomwhacker stand- How to make a Xylophone Instrument DIY Tutorial, pvc pipes, musical

How cool would this be for the kids of vbs?

PVC Pipe Flute

DIY Safari Guide vests - lots of other great ideas for safari party! safari-party-twins-3rd-birthday

Outer Space Playgrounds - Playground Designers & Builders Page 15.

Homemade rainsticks - "how to" directions and lots of fun variations!

Tips for creative movement in the classroom..

Doily Canvas Art DIY Tutorial. Would have to use with paper so that I don't ruin my grandmothers doilies.

a fabulous paper mâché sculpture lesson for us. Interactive rain sticks were an absolute hit! From the toothpick and cardboard tube construction to the Australian aboriginal-inspired end caps, we love every minute of it!

Australian themed wall

Cute Christmas classroom decor

Tigru - amprentarea mainii Tiger handprint

Native Americans: Rainsticks with some history and geography thrown in for a great lesson. Add a rain dance and chant, painting your face, & making rain in a jar for the whole immersion experience.